CNN Makes Big Changes to New Year’s Eve Broadcast


CNN’s coverage of New Year’s Eve will be a little different this time. CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage will look a little different as anchors and correspondents are prohibited from drinking while on camera. It’s not all bad news. Anderson Cooper (and Andy Cohen) are exempted, whose drunken New Years Eve antics have inspired many viral memes.

According to CNN, the major change in the annual broadcast was made during a discussion between staffers at CNN and Chris Licht (the company’s chairman) on Tuesday. VarietyDuring the meeting Licht reportedly shared his thoughts with employees, during which the topic was brought up by the network’s coverage on New Year’s Eve. “that he felt on-camera drinking eroded the credibility of CNN personnel and damaged the ‘respectability’ they may enjoy among viewers.”All anchors and correspondents other than Cohen and Cooper are prohibited from drinking alcohol during night coverage.

Reacting to the News Wednesday’s episodeOf Live: Watch What HappensCohen assured his fans that Cooper and him will continue their annual drunken antics as they help Americans welcome in the new year. He laughed at the reports about the alcohol ban and yelled in hilarious humor. “I just want you to know, Anderson and I are going to party harder than we have ever partied before on New Year’s Eve! Do you understand me?!”

“I think New Year’s Eve is a night to go hard, and I will be going hard on New Year’s Eve,”He later shared his story. Yahoo Entertainment. “I think that part of the ‘play at home’ factor of New Year’s Eve is, I think people enjoy watching me try to get Anderson plastered, and I will be. The announcement yesterday was that CNN doesn’t want their correspondents drinking on New Year’s Eve. I think that people don’t understand. I will be drinking on New Year’s Eve – just rest assured of that.”

Licht may be concerned about “respectability”Despite the potential for drunkenness on New Year’s Eve by CNN, viewers seem to be captivated by it. CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage has been a hot topic over the years. Fans find the antics of the correspondents and anchors hilarious. One fan responded to Cohen’s and Cooper’s news that they can still drink. “It’s not NYE if I’m not watching Andy & Anderson drunk on CNN.”

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